nat turner’s eclipse (poem)

our liberation is cosmically inspired

we are children of the moon, you and i

abolitionist star seeds 

and we will continue to get free

by reading the signs

“Nat Turner and seven of his followers launched a violent rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, on August 21, 1831”

“When the daytime sky went dark on February 12, 1831, during a solar eclipse, Turner believed it a sign from God to begin the planning for his uprising.” 

From “10 Things You May Not Know About Nat Turner’s Rebellion”


(written yesterday on the train ride to go eclipse hunting)


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